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    FIRELIGHT Ceramics and Photography at Outer Space Gallery
    Opens May 5th. Reception May 28th @7:00
    Out Space is the coolest place in Winter Haven Florida, promise. So stop in take a peek and follow them on Facebook Outer Space Gallery and while your at it - follow me too Kristina Stafford

  • - - - - - - - - - -2015- - - - - - - - - -

    NCECA Gallery Expo with The Clay Art Center
    March 25th-28th in Providence RI
    Check out the complete list of artists Clay Art Center I am so honored to have been asked to participate! See you in Providence my clay peoples-

    ...so Florida
    A lot has been happening these past few months. Big thank you to Columbia South Carolina! You tricked me into loving you.

  • - - - - - - - - - -2013- - - - - - - - - -

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    everything else falls apart at FOM
    Opening December 5th from 6-10
    Of course fired clay is an extremely durable material, capable of surviving for thousands of years, while other materials naturally disintegrate. Since we both have full time jobs, carving out studio time and making our work is a challenge.

    Andrew: When I have work in progress I often find myself working on it to the exclusion of other things… and when it seems like everything else is falling apart we have each other.

    Me: Preparing for any show in addition to a job is so overwhelming for me – I literally feel like the rest of the world falls away – usually to my detriment. Even when I feel like I am spinning out of control – he is with me in my bubble.

    Our work remains unrelated despite having studied and worked together since 2006 – we have clay and …us in common – everything else falls apart.

    CMA-PDA at Anastasia and Friends Gallery
    %November 7th from 5-9
    A collection of work from the talented staff (and me) from the Columbia Museum of Art.

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    My Ceramics&Jewelry is in the CMA Shop at Columbia Museum of Art
    Tuesday - Saturday 10-5 Sunday 12-5

    Craft. Bar. Happy. Weekend at Columbia Museum of Art
    June 7th from 6-10 and June 8th from 10-2
    Beer. Crafts. Art to view and Art to buy! Hopefully (fingers crossed) I will be one of the booths. Either way - worth I will be there to check out all the excitement. See the website for the whole list of events.
    Columbia Museum of Art Crafty Bar Weekend

  • - - - - - - - - - -2012- - - - - - - - - -

    Mingle and Jingle at Anastasia and Friends
    December 6th - 22nd
    The gallery will be FILLED with art in all types of mediums, perfect for holiday gift giving at affordable price ranges by some of Columbia’s favorite artists. Our opening reception is Thursday, December 6th from 6:00 to 9:00! Check the FB page for more hours!
    Anastasia&Friends Gallery

    Artisans Fair at the Columbia Museum of Art
    November 10th 10-3
    This Artisans Fair is juried and is entirely 3D artists! Jewelry to potter to hand woven items and woodworking!
    Columbia Museum of Art

    a long way home a solo exhibition
    July 19th - August 11th
    Opening Reception: Thursday July 19th 5-8 pm
    @ Gallery V : contemporary art & fine craft.
    Located in the heart of Five Points, Columbia SC

    I also have a piece in:
    Small Art/Big Heart: A fundraiser for ARC
    Opening at First Thursdays on Main - August 3rd 6-8pm
    @ Anastasia & Friends Gallery August 3rd - 31st

    10 Women in Clay
    March 22nd - April 19th 2012
    Opening Reception: Thursday March 22nd 5-8 pm

    @ Gallery V : contemporary art & fine craft.
    PRESENTS: 10 Women in Clay: Curated by Virginia Scotchie. Located in newly opened Gallery V -- above Good for the Sole in the heart of Five Points, Columbia SC.
    I have a new installation at this show.

    March 21st and 22nd from 10-5
    Stop by and watch a demo! Lecture at 2 pm on the 21st!
    I will be doing a two-day workshop at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, Ceramics studio.

  • - - - - - - - - - -2011- - - - - - - - - -

    Land + Scape: new horizons in ceramics.
    October 22 - December 1 2011
    Opening Reception : Saturday October 22nd 5-7 pm

    I have a piece in this amazing show at the new Saratoga Clay Arts Center.
    Along with: charles trimm-ballard, crag clifford, david katz, dylan beck, joe page, jonathan mess, keith renner, skristin schimik, laura primozic, mathew ziemke, tabbatha henry and ying-yueh chuang.

    Columbia South Carolina here we come! My new husband and I are headed south. Andrew has been offered a wonderful teaching/tech position at USC Columbia with Virginia Scotchie. Virginia has also been so kind and offered me use of the Ceramics studio as well as a visiting artist!
    Lots more excitement for follow!
    We will miss you New York!

    A solo exhibition featuring earthenware works exploring pattern, adornment and perception by Clay Art Center's 2010-11 Artist-in-Residence, Kristina Stafford.
    July 23 – August 20, 2011
    opening reception: Saturday July 23 6-8 pmthrough.

    Review of my solo exhibition at the Clay Art Center
    Daily Port Chester

    West Chester Magazine
    "Loop Pot" featured as Must Have Local Crafts

    Check me out in Ceramics Monthly January 2011 in the "Exhibits and Shows".
    Also on Ceramic Arts Daily

  • - - - - - - - - - -2010- - - - - - - - - -

    Clay Art Center
    I am excited to announce that beginning September 1st I will be the 2010-2011 artist in residence at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester New York. The year will culminate with a solo show at the CAC. This is an amazing opportunity and I am very excited to have the gift of time and place to make work. I will also be teaching classes at the CAC. Check them out! www.clayartcenter.org/

  • - - - - - - - - - -2009- - - - - - - - - -

    I have new work at the Imago Gallery in Warren Rhode Island.
    Opening reception: December 4th @ 7 pm
    Holiday Invitational December 3rd - 24th
    Imago Gallery

    Preservation Framer 1 Year Anniversary
    7:00 - 9:00pm - Saturday November 7th 2009
    @Preservation Framer in North Attleboro.
    Come and check out all the great work - including my pots all month long.

    Sources of Knowledge
    I was invited to put several pieces in this great show at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton MA.
    February 7 -- May 24 2009

    I will doing a workshop at the Fuller - open to all levels!
    “Precious Cargo: Clay Box and Tea Bowl”

    Thursday Multiple Morning Workshop May 2009
    Sign up online at Fuller Craft Museum
    Instructor: Kristina Stafford
    Ability Level: All Levels

    In this multi-session workshop students will learn several hand building and surface decorating techniques. Students will create a slab-built ‘box’ and the object it contains, such as a tea bowl or cup (the student may decide what the box will contain). Extensive surface decoration will be applied to both box and bowl utilizing a unique subtractive technique as well as under glazing. After glazing both objects the class will then learn ‘flocking’ to be applied to the interior of the box creating a rich texture.

  • - - - - - - - - - -2008- - - - - - - - - -

    Functionally Speaking
    I have made some pots - after a long vacation from pots - I have taken back to my roots. Please let me know what you think.


    I have accepted a position at Bridgewater State College
    Starting in August 2008 you can find me tending to the Ceramics, Metals, and Sculpture departments at BSC in Bridgewater Mass.
    I will also be teaching a foundations courses in 2D and 3D design, Sabbatical replacement for Ceramics AND a artist in residence.